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Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Stacia Cameron

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 medium onion, diced
2 bell peppers (I used ˝ of each red, green, yellow, orange – see note), diced
3 stalks celery, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 bay leaves
8 oz. andouille sausage, sliced (I used Tofurky)
2 Tbsp. EACH: Cajun seasoning AND tabasco sauce (more or less to taste)
1 Tbsp. cayenne (omit if you want it mild)
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5 oz. can) stewed tomatoes and juices, roughly diced
1 ˝ pounds raw shrimp
2 tsp. gumbo filé
sliced scallions + white rice or quinoa, for serving

Directions:
Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a large dutch oven or a heavy bottom pot over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour until combined and smooth. Switch to a wooden spoon and continuously stir for 15-22 minutes or until the roux darkens to just past a deep peanut butter color. Do not let the roux burn! (if you smell it burning, you will need to throw is out, clean the pot, and start over, unfortunately there’s just no saving burnt roux!)

2. Once the roux reaches that deep rich brown color, stir in the onions, bell peppers, and celery and continue to cook, stirring as needed so the vegetables don’t stick. About 8-10 minutes or until the veggies soften. Add the garlic, andouille sausage (if using tofurky, do not add yet), and bay leaves. Continue to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the garlic is nice and fragrant.

3. Add the cajun seasoning, tabasco sauce, and cayenne along with the chicken broth and stewed tomatoes and bring to a high simmer before lowering the heat to medium-low, covering and simmering for 15-20 minutes.

4. IF USING TOFURKY: Add a teaspoon of oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Add the slices and cook for a quick 90 seconds (turning half way) just to sear the outside before adding to the gumbo.

5. Add the shrimp and tofurky (if using) to the gumbo, give it a stir and allow to continue to simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the shrimp is opaque and the veggies have softened. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Add the gumbo filé and stir. Remove bay leaves before serving.

6. Serve warm with white rice or quinoa with sliced scallions on top.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1.5 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
For the Cajun seasoning, my favorite brands to use are "Louisiana Cajun Seasoning" or "Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning". Tony Chachere also makes a "bold" version of his Creole seasoning, it is harder to find.

 

 

 

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